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As many residents have observed, there have been significant changes designed to improve our special education programs at the junior high and high school levels. These changes were made due to school consolidation but more more
By JAMES M. HOBSON Putting aside the political aspects, Gov. Raimondo's proposal of free tuition would be a slap in the face to all Rhode Islanders who have recently graduated college. Having just graduated from RIC myself (on time with a dual major and more
By LONNIE BARHAM I'll admit it. I'm a football junkie. Whether it's watching NFL games, following NCAA college football or just rooting for high school gridiron heroes, I'm captivated. In all cases I want to see competitive football, not one-sided, more
By TOM HASTINGS Donald J. Trump has been inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. If you are a xenophobic isolationist nationalist, this is such great news. If you want climate chaos to worsen - more rising seas, more massive forest fires, more
By TESSA ROY “This is going to sound like a strange request, but I’m not sure what to do at this point,” I said over the phone to a Providence Police officer last Tuesday night. As we … more
Fearing the conceivable overturning of Roe v. Wade under the Trump presidency, the abortion industry and its legislative allies have proposed a preemptive remedy in Rhode Island entitled the Reproductive Health Care Act of 2017 (S more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING Throw in a little religion Your God is not like ours Add in a lot of oil So smoke can blot out shining stars Then reward all the greedy And forget some precepts and ideals To create the present atmosphere That for many seems unreal more
By one estimate, Americans spend $4.4 billion on over the counter and prescribed cold remedies including $1.1 billion for antibiotics. In truth, there is no cold remedy and, on top of that, colds are a viral disease that antibiotics more
By SPEAKER NICHOLAS MATTIELLO I have heard repeatedly from Rhode Island's citizens that the car tax is fundamentally unfair and they want it eliminated. Earlier this year, I announced my initiative to phase out the onerous and regressive car tax within more
By SEN. LOUIS DiPALMA As a member of the Democratic Party, I firmly believe that we must not become the Party of No. I absolutely want our party to be successful and grow, but what I don't want, nor do our constituents want and what they don't deserve is more
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